• Who can apply?  Any team with a minimum of two people with a tech related business plan.

  • Who wins?  Only one team in each city wins the GVS Pitch Battle.

  • Who's on the judging panel? Three to five Silicon Valley venture capitalist, established entrepreneurs and/or media figures are on the judging panel. We don't announce the judges until the pitch battle day.

  • How to pitch and what to include in the Pitch Deck? We recommend 8-10 slides maximum covering: 

  1. Revenue Stage (Pre or Post Revenue)​

  2. Competitive Landscape 

  3. Customer Acquisition

  4. Team Background

  5. Why Now?

  • How long is the Pitch time? Each city has its own rules but usually the pitch time is SIX minutes with a break down of Three minutes pitch followed by Three minutes for Q&A bit he judges

  • Can you modify or change the Pitch Deck? You can modify the pitch deck until 48 hours before the pitch day


  • When do I get accepted to participate in the pitch battle after submitting an application? In some cases you might hear from us a few days before the GVS date. We try to only accept quality teams and companies with the highest chances of getting funding during GVS.

  • Do we take equity? The prize award is not for any equity. GVS Pitch Battle takes no equity in any company

**All Pitch Deck content has to be presented in English**

Terms & Conditions


Parkpine Inc. and Global Ventures Summit reserve the right to disqualify any GVS Pitch Battle participants at any time, with or without reason, and with or without notice.


Please be advised that all GVS Pitch Battle prize amounts are subject to change at any time. Winnings may include in-kind and/or cash prizes. The prize is not all cash. All winnings will be given to the winning team/ company/ individual within one year of the Global Ventures Summit winning date, although all winnings are typically provided within a few weeks of the each GVS city. If the wining team has claimed similar in-kind services from the pitch battle service providers and/or sponsors, GVS team cannot substituting that value of the prize portion.


The Global Ventures Summit Pitch Battle is completely voluntary. By submitting a request to pitch, all participants are hereby accepting all the above terms.

The Global Ventures Summit was created to connect influencers of the highest growth startup ecosystems in the world. We enable innovative startups to access venture capital professionals, funded technology startup founders, and policy makers in the freshest tech scenes on the planet.

GVSummit is a business unit of Parkpine Capital.

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